Usa, (PressExposure) September 03, 2008 -- Homeowners who think its normal for their dryer to take more than one cycle to dry clothes -- think again. Lint accumulation or blockage in the vent is a known cause of dryers running inefficiently, says John Stevenson, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard in New York, the largest chain of dryer vent specialists in the U.S.
âWhile consumers are becoming more aware of the need to conserve energy, they are still unaware that yearly dryer and dryer vent maintenance can help cut energy consumption and bills,â says Stevenson.
The average home spends about $1900 on energy costs every year, according to research conducted by Energy Star a program managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy.
âWith energy costs rising, our role is as much about educating customers as it is providing dryer vent solutions,â says Stevenson, whose Upstate NY franchise specializes in dryer vent cleaning, replacing vents made of flammable material, repairing and altering vents for residential and commercial clients.
Stevenson shares maintenance with the customers he services; he advises them to be sure their dryer vent systems are up to city, state and manufacturers codes, replace plastic or foil vent with semi-rigid or solid metal venting, and have vents professionally cleaned and inspected annually. Between inspections, consumers should clean lint traps after each load and wash with soapy water every few months to remove residue from dryer sheets.
John also educates consumers about warning signs to look for including clothes taking more than one cycle to dry, no visible lint on the lint screen and dryer repeatedly stopping during a cycle. For more tips and information visit http://www.dryerventwizard.com
âConsumers who follow these guidelines will be pleasantly surprised when their find their clothes dryer takes less time to dry clothes because it uses less energy,â says Stevenson.
John Stevenson services Onondaga County, Baldwinsville, Liverpool, Syracuse, Manlius, Oswego County, Central Square, Fulton, Pulaski, Centerville, Cayuga County, Auburn, Yates County, Dundee, Penn Yan, Monroe County, Rochester, Fairport, Pittsburg, Scottsville, Spencerport, Wayne County, Clyde, Lyons, Newark, Wolcott, Geneva, Canandaigua Contact:
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